In March 2013, the business climate remains deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - March 2013

According to the managers interviewed in March 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

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Paru le : 22/03/2013
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

According to the managers interviewed in March 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

Business leaders considered that past activty went on declining. The balances remained low in both retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles.

Forecasts are still pessimistic: each of the three balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook remains very low under its average.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate composite indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.
Global data
Ave. (1) Dec. 12 Jan. 13 Feb. 13 March 13
Business climate 100 88 87 89 87
General business outlook –30 –47 –48 –47 –49
Recent sales –6 –21 –16 –26 –32
Expected sales –2 –15 –20 –15 –20
Ordering intentions –8 –21 –24 –16 –19
Stocks 11 16 10 8 7
Past selling prices (2) –6 –10 –3
Expected selling prices –2 0 –3 –8 –1
Cash position (2) –15 –21 –21
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –7 –9 –10 –9
Workforce size: future trend –2 –11 –9 –12 –13
  • (1) Average since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).
  • (2) Bi-monthly question (odd-numberred months).
  • Source : monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE